The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives.
Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on:
- What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being.
- What we know about how to understand it.
- How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts.
This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Human Experience of Wellbeing
What is wellbeing? Philosophical and theoretical foundations
Chapter 1 Paul Gilbert
Residence, Identity and Wellbeing
Chapter 2 Nigel Rapport
A Sense of Well-Being: The Anthropology of a First-Person Phenomenology
Chapter 3 Robert Mugerauer
Cities, Wellbeing, World- A Heideggarian Analysis
Chapter 4 Hirobumi Takenouchi
Dwelling in the world with others as mortal beings: ‘Well-being’ in post-disaster Japanese Society
Chapter 5 Jennifer Bullington
Well-being and Being-well: A Merleau-Pontian perspective on Psychosomatic Health
Chapter 6 Charlotte Knowles
Feminist Approaches to Well-being
Chapter 7 Samuel Clark
Philosophical Taxonomies of Well-being
Chapter 8 Les Todres and Kathleen T. Galvin
Dwelling- Mobility: An Existential Theory of Well-being
Chapter 9 Gideon Calder
Capabilities, Well-being and Universalism.
Part II: How are understandings of well-being developing? Disciplinary and professional perspectives
Chapter 10 David Seamon
Well-being and phenomenology: Lifeworld, Natural Attitude, Homeworld and Place
Chapter 11 Timothy Darvill, Vanessa Heaslip, Kerry Barras
Heritage and Well-being: Therapeutic places, past and present
Chapter 12 Minae Inahara
Disability and Ambiguities: Technological Support in a Disaster Context
Chapter 13 Stephen Burwood
The Existential situation of the patient: Well-being and Absence
Chapter 14 Karin Dahlberg, Albertine Ranheim, Helena Dahlberg
Ecological health and caring
Chapter 15 Chris Milton
A Jungian contribution to the notion of well-being
Chapter 16 Lennart Nordenfeldt
A new stance on Quality of Life
Chapter 17 Virgina Eatough
"What can’t be cured must be endured": Living with Parkinson’s disease.
Chapter 18 Eleonora P. Uphoff & Kate E. Pickett
The Distribution, Determinants and Root Causes of Inequalities in Well-being
Chapter 19 Stephen Wallace
Agencies of Well--being
Chapter 20 Ann Hemingway
Embodied Routes to Well-being: Horses and Young People
Chapter 21 Julie Jomeen & Colin Martin
Well-being and quality of life in maternal care context
Chapter 22 Steven Smith
Well-Being and Self-Interest: Personal Identity, Parfit, and Conflicting Attitudes to Time in Liberal Theory and Social Policy
Chapter 23 KMW (Bill) Fulford & Kathleen T. Galvin
Values-based Practice: at Home with our Values
Part III: How is Well-being manifest in human life? The Aesthetic of Well-being
Chapter 24 Dorthe Jorgensen
Creativity and Aesthetic Thinking: Towards an Aesthetics of Well-being
Chapter 25 Deborah Padfield
Collaborative drawings: blue-prints of conversation dynamics: The role of images and image-making processes to improve communication and the wellbeing of pain patients and clinicians in a series of art workshops at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Chapter 26 Catherine Lamont-Robinson
Embodied connectivity through the Visual and Tactual arts.
Chapter 27 Monica Prendergast and Carl Leggo
Poetry and/ as Wellness
Chapter 28 Jennifer Schulz
Thirteen ways of looking at a clinic
Chapter 29 Denis Francesconi
Eudaimonic Well-being and Education
Chapter 30 Kathleen T. Galvin & Les Todres
Eighteen Kinds of well-being but there may be many more: A conceptual Framework that provides direction for Caring
Kathleen T. Galvin is Professor of Nursing Practice, School of Health Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK.